Publications & Documents


  • 11-February-2013

    English

    Blog post: Fossil fuel subsidies - billions up in smoke?

    A new OECD report presents around 550 measures that support fossil-fuel production or use in the OECD’s 34 member countries and also highlights the successes and challenges in bringing about reform, says this OECD Insights blog post.

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  • 6-February-2013

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    Estimating the Constraints to Agricultural Trade of Developing Countries

    Agricultural trade can be a powerful engine for economic growth, poverty reduction, and development. However, efforts by developing countries to expand their agricultural trade are often hampered by domestic supply-side constraints such as lack of trade-related infrastructure. This report looks at some of the most important of these constraints, and features case studies from Indonesia, Zambia and Mozambique.

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  • 28-January-2013

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    Inventory of Estimated Budgetary Support and Tax Expenditures for Fossil Fuels 2013

    This Inventory is concerned with direct budgetary transfers and tax expenditures that relate to fossil fuels, regardless of their impact or of the purpose for which the measures were first put in place. It has been undertaken as an exercise in transparency, and to inform the international dialogue on fossil-fuel subsidy reform. For each of the 34 OECD countries covered, the Inventory provides a succinct summary of its energy economy, and of the budgetary and tax-related measures provided at the central-government level (and, in the case of federal countries, for selected sub-national units of government) relating to fossil-fuel production or consumption. The transfers associated with these measures are reported for recent years using the Producer Support Estimate (PSE) and Consumer Support Estimate (CSE) as organising frameworks. These frameworks have already been used extensively by the OECD, most notably in respect of agriculture. The Inventory covers a wide range of measures that provide a benefit or preference for a particular activity or a particular product, either in absolute terms or relative to other activities or products, against a specified baseline. Many measures listed in this inventory are relative preferences within a particular country’s tax system rather than absolute support that can be readily compared across countries, and for that reason no national totals are provided.
  • 23-January-2013

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    The Global Forum on Tax Transparency welcomes Romania as new member

    Romania has joined the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes. As the 118th member of the Global Forum, it will participate in the peer review process which encourages all countries to adopt effective exchange of information in tax matters.

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  • 16-January-2013

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    Launch of the OECD-WTO Database on Trade in Value-Added

    This new Database, including preliminary data for 40 countries, can play an important role in understanding better what is going on in global trade, investment and production patterns, and in helping us to improve our policies, said OECD Secretary-General

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  • 16-January-2013

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    New OECD-WTO analysis highlights changing face of global trade

    Business competitiveness and export performance are increasingly tied to countries’ integration into global production chains and a willingness to open markets to wider imports, according to preliminary international trade data released today by the OECD and the WTO.

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  • 15-January-2013

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    Aid for Trade Policy Dialogue 2013

    This OECD Policy Dialogue brought together a wide range of stakeholders - policy makers, practitioners, academics, private sector and civil society - from developing and developed countries. Participants discussed what needs to be done to continue delivering aid for trade results in this changing international environment for trade and development.

  • 9-January-2013

    English, PDF, 397kb

    Summary Table of Official Export Credit Commitments to IDA-Only Countries

    Official Export Credit Commitments to IDA-Only Countries - 1 January 2002 - 31 December 2010

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  • 11-December-2012

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    Regulatory Transparency in Multilateral Agreements Controlling Exports of Tropical Timber, E-Waste and Conflict Diamonds

    This paper examines how three multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) incorporate transparency into their regulatory regimes: CITES (endangered species, especially tropical timber), the Basel Convention (hazardous e-waste), and the Kimberley Process (conflict diamonds)

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  • 30-November-2012

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    Agenda of the Aid for Trade Policy Dialogue

    The OECD Policy Dialogue on Aid for Trade took place on 16 & 17 January 2013. The dialogue welcomed high-level participants, including OECD Secretary General Gurria, WTO Director General Pascal Lamy and EU Commissioner for Trade Karel de Gucht. Consult the agenda at www.oecd.org/dac/aidfortrade/aidfortradepolicydialogue2013.htm

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